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  • Kathryn Furness

Fabulous first week


We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming everyone back from their summer break and in particular, meeting our new Year 9 and Year 12 students. Here are some of our highlights:


RESPECT points:

Our new rewards system has started brilliantly with over 1500 points being awarded to students across all year groups. Over a third of these have been in recognition of how hard students have been concentrating in class and a further quarter are to congratulate students on the contributions they have made in lessons. Every two weeks, those students with the most individual points will receive an invitation to a Friday celebration; our current leaders have 12 points each, which is a very impressive total from just 10 lessons! We will let you know more about the winners in next week's post.


Year 9 Star of the Week: Emily Forrest

"Emily is my star of the week for her outstanding organisation and preparation. She arrived to school with her own planner, already set out and organised for the school year and has just displayed a fantastic overall attitude to learning so far." Mr Angell-Moir, Pastoral Raising Achievement Leader for Year 9.


Enrichment events:

Monday 16th September - NEW Leaders Conference at Northumbria University for all Year 13 girls. This conference aims to inspire and raise the aspiration of girls from across the North East by focusing on the importance of developing their leadership characteristics and skills.


Tuesday 17th September - The Skills North East event at the Utilita Arena Newcastle, makes it possible for thousands of young people to visualise their future career path with truly interactive activities. This event is a key feature in the school calendar giving our students in Years 11, 12 and 13 the opportunity to meet and network with national and local employers from a range of industries, universities, colleges and training providers. You can read more here.


Wednesday 6th November - The National Apprenticeship Show at Newcastle Racecourse will showcase opportunities from over 40 employers and providers in a lively, interactive, fun and informative setting. This is the first event of its kind in the North East and our Year 11, 12 and 13 students will all benefit from going along. You can read more here.


Please return EVF4 forms for these events as soon as possible.

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